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dispute resolution and litigation
We handle all kinds of commercial litigation and business disputes.
Our lawyers appear in all levels of courts in England and Wales, and have strong connections with the commercial bar both locally and in London.
We regularly act in cases involving ‘alternative dispute resolution’ including mediation, arbitration and adjudication, and we appear in specialist Courts such as the Mercantile Court and the Technology and Construction Court. We act for claimants and defendants alike.
Our lawyers advise in many corporate related actions, with particular expertise in shareholder and partnership actions, derivative actions, breaches of share and other warranties and similar disputes arising out of corporate or commercial transactions.
We have considerable experience in cases concerning breach of contract and claims arising out of negligence, commercial or other fraud,
We act for insolvency practitioners, lenders, directors, partners, shareholders and other stakeholders and creditors, both secured and unsecured, in insolvency litigation, ranging from preference cases, transactions at undervalue, transactions defrauding creditors.
We often advise in cases involving bank securities, trusts and their survival of insolvencies and other equitable interest claims as well as general asset recoveries, including tracing assets between companies and into foreign jurisdictions.
We act for directors and partners in cases concerning their powers, duties and conduct, especially in businesses in distress and those directors facing disqualification or being pursued as guarantors.
We act in franchising disputes, commercial agency disputes and claims, guarantee and indemnity cases as well as estate and probate claims.
We have particular experience in acting for financers and lenders, especially where their borrower customers face insolvency.
We deal with commercial and bulk debt collection matters for a wide range of clients. We offer fixed price schemes for bulk work, covering the initial letter before action, drafting and issue of County Court or High Court proceedings, handling contested or defended proceedings and obtaining judgment. We also deal with all types of enforcement of judgment, including the use of charging orders, statutory demands and bankruptcy petitions and winding up petitions.
We advise on enforcement actions and all other types of applications that arise in a landlord and tenant relationship including issues involving the exercise of powers by bailiffs and distraint for rent.
We act in disputes concerning contracts for sale of land, shortfall claims, boundary disputes, option agreements, issues arising from trespass, unlawful occupiers, nuisance and other disputes involving the use or ownership of property.
We advise property owners, landlords and tenants on a wide range of property disputes and litigation arising from the ownership and occupation of property including those relating to party walls, boundaries, adverse possession, rights of light, rights of way, easements and restrictive covenants.
We act in cases involving trespass, nuisance, and rectification of leases. We also have experience in proceedings before HM Land Registry.
We advise on rent and service charge recovery, rent reviews and service charges disputes. We help landlords and tenants in relation to the termination of leases and tenancies including business tenancies.
We also act for clients involved in mortgage disputes and possession cases. We have considerable experience in professional negligence (including surveyors and solicitors), property insolvency, eviction of squatters and dilapidations and disrepair claims.
We act for many managing agents and deal with recovery of rent, service charges and other arrears.
We deal with a wide range of professional and other negligence cases for both claimants and defendants, including acting for private clients and insurers. Our experience includes acting for and against a wide range of professionals including solicitors, barristers, accountants, auditors, surveyors and architects and financial advisers, as well as claims against medical clinicians and other healthcare professionals.
We act in cases involving all aspects of intellectual property law. This includes claims and disputes in relation to trademarks, copyright and patents, defamation, data protection and breach of confidentiality. We regularly appear in the civil and commercial courts in cases involving passing off and other types of infringement, and are experienced in obtaining and assisting on search and seizure orders, and other forms of emergency injunction and interim relief.